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lierne

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noun li·erne \lē-ˈərn, -ˈern\

Definition of lierne

  1. :  a rib in Gothic vaulting that passes from one intersection of the principal ribs to another



Origin of lierne

French, from Middle French, probably from lier to bind, from Latin ligare


First Known Use: 1842


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